Hawaiian Dick, Volume 1: Byrd of Paradise

Hawaiian Dick, Volume 1: Byrd of Paradise

by Steven Griffin, B. Clay Moore
     
 

In 1953 Hawaii, the supernatural manifestations of the islands' myths and legends lie just around every corner.
Exiled stateside detective Byrd finds himself immersed in a dark paradise of exotic bar girls, murdered beauties, and high speed chases along the scenic Hawaiian coast, and the mysterious Night Marchers of the Pali Highway.
The psychic Madame Chan

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Overview

In 1953 Hawaii, the supernatural manifestations of the islands' myths and legends lie just around every corner.
Exiled stateside detective Byrd finds himself immersed in a dark paradise of exotic bar girls, murdered beauties, and high speed chases along the scenic Hawaiian coast, and the mysterious Night Marchers of the Pali Highway.
The psychic Madame Chan, the eccentric but deadly Bishop Masaki and a restless corpse complete the mix in this introductory slice of tropical noir.

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Publishers Weekly
This fun romp takes readers to 1953 Hawaii, where washed-up and beaten-down private detective Byrd finds himself embroiled in an island mystery beyond his mainland expertise. A gangster's girlfriend is kidnapped, and Byrd is hired by both the gangster and the kidnapper. But as in any good crime novel, he finds more than he expected; ancient tribal customs, zombies and good old-fashioned forensic work all come into play. Moore has a knack for swift crime fiction dialogue and fun details like jazz records and Hawaiian lingo. But it's Griffin's art that sets the series apart. He delineates the landscape in subtle pastels and fluid, detailed cartooning, and handles the characters with equal aplomb. The characters' expressions are lifelike and well accented, and he relates the few real action sequences clearly and with some excitement. This volume collects the first three issues in the series and includes over 50 pages of extra material, including early strips, sketches, notes and even cocktail recipes. The whole package is carried off with a sense of wit and craft not often seen in genre comics and should charm both crime fiction and tiki lovers. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582403175
Publisher:
Image Comics
Publication date:
09/09/2003
Series:
Hawaiian Dick Series
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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